Item #17963 Scarce Pamphlet Argues For Enlisting Negro Soldiers: "There exist four millions of an oppressed race, who would gladly aid us in the war we are carrying on, but from regard to the feelings and interests of our enemies we have hitherto refused their assistance..." Abolition Colored soldiers.

Scarce Pamphlet Argues For Enlisting Negro Soldiers: "There exist four millions of an oppressed race, who would gladly aid us in the war we are carrying on, but from regard to the feelings and interests of our enemies we have hitherto refused their assistance..."

First Edition

[Colored Soldiers] General Washington and General Jackson on Negro Soldiers. Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1863. First edition. 8 pages, 5.75" x 9" inches. This pamphlet was issued to urge the enlistment of African American soldiers in the Union Army: " We are in the midst of a great war for the existence of free institutions. No one can be so blind as not to see that the triumph of the Confederacy would insure the overthrow of rational liberty. In the hear of the Rebel States there exist four millions of an oppressed race, who would gladly aid us in the war we are carrying on, but from regard to the feelings and interests of our enemies we have hitherto refused their assistance..." The author goes on to cite multiple quotes from the Journals of Congress and various American leaders on the suitability of "Negro soldiers" for warfare and their past accomplishments, as well as from more obscure sources like the journals of army officers and letters from high ranking Naval officers. Toning but overall very clean. In very good condition.

Item #17963

Price: $4,500.00